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"Despicable Me 2" Rules Box Office in Premiere Weekend with $82.518M in Ticket Sales

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Universal/Illumination Entertainment’s Despicable Me 2 easily conquered the box office in its debut weekend, taking in an estimated $82.518 million in ticket sales to put it comfortably ahead of Disney’s remake of The Lone Ranger, which came in a distant second with an estimated $29.432 million in ticket sales. The premiere was also much larger […]

Comic-Con 2013: Superhero Central

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Comic-Con 2013 is mere weeks away – two to be exact, now – and the confirmations are beginning to come fast and thick. Today’s tidal wave of twittering brought revelations that Disney/Marvel will be debuting sneak peeks at its two upcoming superhero sequel film titles “Thor: A Dark World” and “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” […]

Pixar President Ed Catmull on Sequels and Grooming New Talent

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Buzzfeed.com has spoken with Pixar President Ed Catmull, who stated the studio’s strategy of releasing “one and a half” films per year, with one original film per year and a follow-up to an earlier film every other year (including the upcoming Finding Dory, the sequel to Finding Nemo). While Pixar’s first 10 films were all […]

"Monsters University" Tops Box Office Again in Second Week with $46.18M Take

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Disney/Pixar’s Monsters University has taken the top spot at the box office in its second week of release with an estimated $46.18 million in ticket sales, representing a 44% dip from its opening weekend debut. The drop is better than the second week drops for Toy Story 3 (46%), Brave (49%), or Cars 2 (60%), […]

PR: "Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas" 20th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray Coming September 10, 2013

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20th Anniversary Edition of the Cult Classic TIM BURTON’S ‘THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS’ Trick-Or-Treating Into Homes September 10, 2013 Scarily Real Picture and Sound in Blu-ray™ Hi-Def

Review: "Lilo & Stitch" Double-Pack Blu-ray - One's Great, The Other...Not So Much...

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Sometimes a movie pops out of the great machine that doesn’t exactly fit with everything else the machine has made. What’s the usual template for a Disney movie? Singing, dancing, talking animals of some type, dead parent(s), sniggering villain…ok, well Lilo & Stitch hits 2 of those 5, but the lack of singing and dancing […]

"Monsters University" Valedictorian at the Box Office with $82M Take

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Disney/Pixar’s Monsters University handily took the top spot in US domestic box office ticket sales, with an estimated $82 million take, representing the studio’s second-best opening ever (behind Toy Story 3‘s $110 million opening weekend) and just behind Monsters Inc.‘s opening weekend of $87 million (which represents the 2001 $62.57 million opening adjusted for inflation). […]

Review: "The Emperor's New Groove": Hilarious Film, Weak Blu-ray

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This is all classic set-up for farce, and the movie doesn’t disappoint. It’s just one hilarious sequence after another as Kuzco and Pacha encounter peril (a bunch of pumas) after peril (a collapsed bridge) on their way back to the palace, with my favorite scene set in a remote restaurant where Kronk and Yzma are […]

Review: "Monsters University" - Bright but Really Familiar College Years

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Monsters University is an extraordinarily enjoyable movie, populated with denizens of affable (and sometimes not so affable) characters. It is remarkable for being one of the very rare breed of modern G-rated college films, and the fact that it is still so successful on those terms indicates that the increased amounts of sex, alcohol, drugs, […]

RDJ Says – “Two More, Please”

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“The Avengers” and “Iron Man 3” are two of the most highly successful films in the past two years and Robert Downey, Jr. has all the money from his stints as Iron Man/Tony Stark in those flicks as well as the previous two films in the Iron Man franchise – so it can be safe […]

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